Industry News

Ending single-use plastics is a shared responsibility

Mar 16, 2018 Recycling

Plastic has transformed our daily lives in so many ways – from the cars we drive, the computers we use, to the mattresses we lay on. But while plastic was once hailed as revolutionary, today it is a major issue, largely because much is designed to be used only once. These single-use plastics are having a negative effect on the environment, especially within our oceans.

Food Waste: A Nuisance or a Business Opportunity?

Feb 23, 2018 Organics

At the end of the day, every retailer and food business has left over food waste that they need to deal with. All of this requires some big money to do so. In some cases, however, it can actually be a business opportunity, especially for retailers and producers who are becoming increasingly aware of their wastage.

The O Initiative: reducing plastic bottle waste by 1Mil

Nov 8, 2017 Community

Would you drink from a public fountain? It seems most people would rather spend $4 on a bottle of spring water than drink from a community water bubbler due to concerns around health and safety.

How technology is improving waste management

In the 20 years between 1996 and 2016, the population of Australia rose by 28 per cent, but its waste production soared up by 170 per cent.

Rethinking waste management through recycling robots

Victoria’s Sunshine Groupe will unveil a global-first artificial intelligence-driven waste sorting system in late July, created by Finland’s ZenRobotics. The system Australia will see is the world’s first 3 gantry ZRR unit, built in Tampere, Finland.

Eriez Magnetics CleanStream ferrous process provides competitive edge in scrap metal market

Eriez says its innovative CleanStream process is revolutionising ferrous processing in the scrap metal market with best-in-class metal recovery rates and grade improvement.

What are the keys to changing waste and recycling behaviours?

Sep 13, 2017 Recycling

If we really want to change community behaviour around waste and recycling, the old way of developing a slogan and advertising campaign doesn’t cut it, says Les Robinson, author of Changeology.

How smarter communication technology is transforming industry

IMPULSE Wireless’s technologies overcome the limitations of digital and analogue radio while maintaining the advantages of instant two-way communications.

Plastic Coral – Sustainable Art at AWRE (Part 3)

Aug 6, 2017 Event News

We sat down with Maria Gallo, curator and artist for a behind the scenes making of the ‘PLASTIC CORAL’ art piece that will come to life at AWRE 2017.

AWRE release 2017 Seminar Series sneak preview

Jul 13, 2017 Event News

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo has today announced the first preview of its upcoming 2017 Seminar Series, to be held at the Exhibition between the 23-24 August at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.